The beginning of winter schedule brings with it a plethora of new aircraft to airports around the globe. This year, we were the first airport in Canada to receive Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 and the first airport in North America to receive Air France’s A350-900. As with every inaugural over the last year or so at Pearson, the weather was not the best (read: absolutely awful). Regardless, here’s a few shots from the inaugural of these two beautiful aircraft.
CX arrived first, landing 24R.
This aircraft is registered B-LXD.
Final stages of rollout:
Close up as she exits the runway:
Taxiing back up to T3:
I can only assume they had some gate festivities going on because they called clearance 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure time but still left an hour late.
Yeah it’s bad quality but I already knew that so you don’t need to tell me
Disappearing into the clouds (OVC016!):
AF arrived just before sundown so it was sort of getting dark, I tried though.
The aircraft is registered F-HTYA.
Facing some serious crosswinds on final:
Unfortunately I couldn’t catch the departure as I had to leave.
What did you think of these shots?